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How to Participate

Interested in being a Farmers' Market vendor? Download the market application and apply by March 19, 2021.

Before submitting your application, please familiarize yourself with the market rules and the COVID-19 Addendum. If your application is accepted, you will be asked to sign off on both of these documents.


VENDOR SELECTION

We aim to select the greatest variety of vendors to sell at the Farmers’ Market at Harvard.

We will be accepting applications between February 3rd and March 19th via email to farmersmarket@harvard.edu. Applications received after March 19th will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

BASIC MARKET DETAILS

•    The 2021 market will operate on Tuesdays from June 15th until October 26th (No Market on Tuesday, August 24th).  
•    Vendors may participate every Tuesday, or every other Tuesday.
•    The hours of the market are 12-6pm. 
•    Vendors must register with the City of Cambridge Public Health department and meet all other food safety requirements pertinent to their products.

MARKET VALUES

•    Market friendliness and professionalism are extremely important- in interactions with the market managers, customers, and other vendors.
•    Producers must be local (from New England) with preference given to Massachusetts-based entities.
•    We encourage all vendors to apply, though are especially looking for: cheese (dairy), seafood, mushroom, honey, pasta, herbs/spices, and bean vendors for 2021.
•    Value-added food vendors will be evaluated based partly on where and how their ingredients are grown and processed.
•    We support family or cooperatively owned businesses that use fair labor practices.
•    Though Cambridge is a relatively affluent area we have many SNAP customers and students in debt who shop at the market and value vendors who offer affordable and healthy options.
•    We encourage and prioritize producers who practice (or use ingredients from) sustainable farming methods including IPM or organic growing practices and pastured and humane livestock stewardship.